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  • Door-to-door nurture yields soul-winning daughters

    by Alex Sibley, posted Tuesday, September 25, 2018 (10 hours ago)

    Photo by Kathleen Murray/SWBTS
    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- "Here's my daddy Matt, and here's my momma Hope, and I'm Madison. And we've come to tell you about Jesus."

    As early as age 5, Matt Queen's oldest daughter Madison introduced her family this way in door-to-door evangelism.

    "Every single time my daughter would do that, we always got to share [the Gospel]," said Queen, an evangelism professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. "Nobody ever said 'no' to Madison."

    Queen later did this with his youngest daughter Matia as well, with similar success. In one instance when a woman answered the door, Matia, then just 4, introduced the family and then said, "And we would like to tell you about Jesus. Can we?" Read More

  • Boy's 'miraculous' survival prompts Gospel witness

    by David Roach, posted Monday, September 24, 2018 (yesterday)

    Screen capture from USA Today
    HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (BP) -- Xavier Cunningham, 10, was climbing into a treehouse when he encountered a massive wasp nest. As he tried to swat a wasp away, he lost his balance, fell to the ground face-first and impaled his head on a foot-long meat skewer he and his friends had found and stuck in the ground.

    The next two days brought brushes with death and a survival story one neurosurgeon called "miraculous."

    The rural congregation where Cunningham and his family worship -- The ... Read More

  • Via video games, brothers are online missionaries

    by Katelyin Goodwin/The Pathway, posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 (5 days ago)

    Screen capture from Twitch.tv
    WENTZVILLE, Mo. (BP) -- Video games -- with their reputation for violence, sexual content and profanity -- are probably not the first thought in anyone's mind when it comes to evangelistic outreach.

    For a pair of brothers from Wentzville, Mo., the millions of people who play video games represent an opportunity. With a camera, a video game, an internet connection and infectious personalities, Joshua and Daniel Greening are leading hearts to Christ in a virtual world.

    Joshua, 19, and Daniel, 16, use Twitch -- an online platform for players to stream their games for people to watch around the world -- as their vehicle of outreach. Viewers can watch in real time as the Greenings play their games, and Twitch also offers a chat function so that viewers can talk to the streamers and to each other. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The guy I failed to witness to

    by Keith Shorter, posted Tuesday, September 18, 2018 (7 days ago)

    "So, do you have any good news for me today?" Keith Shorter was asked. But only "something about the weather" came out of his mouth rather than "the Good News of Jesus Christ." Read More

  • Evangelism & counseling empower church's impact

    by Katie Coleman, posted Friday, September 14, 2018 (11 days ago)

    Photo by Sarah Chelf/SWBTS
    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Nestled in a southwest Fort Worth neighborhood is the house of a woman who leases rooms to people in need of a home. Many of her tenants are new to the city, while others have left difficult circumstances and would be homeless if not for her assistance.

    All five of her tenants happened to be home when they heard a knock at the door on a Saturday in September 2017. The homeowner answered the door to be greeted by a door-to-door evangelism team from Great Commission Baptist Church who had partnered with several students from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    The woman recognized one of the church members and asked that they share the Gospel. After the five tenants agreed to a conversation, everyone crowded into the living room. Read More

  • Homeless man's new life follows retiree's compassion

    by Roger Alford/Kentucky Today, posted Friday, September 07, 2018 (18 days ago)

    Photo by Roger Alford/Kentucky Today
    CORBIN, Ky. (BP) -- A series of bad decisions had left James Price's life in shambles.

    He had no money, no car, no home and no hope. But a chance encounter with retired businessman Ronnie Neal is changing the trajectory of his life.

    Living under a bridge on the outskirts of Corbin, Ky., Price, 24, had taken a walk along a rural stretch of highway when he saw Neal loading sheet metal onto a truck. Perhaps, Price thought, that man would be willing to hire him to help.

    Neal, 64, saw in Price a young man who needed a hand up, and he was willing to provide it. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The sum of the some

    by John Kyle, posted Friday, September 07, 2018 (18 days ago)

    Little things, over time, can produce big results, John Kyle writes, especially in the number of times an empty soul hears the Gospel. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: A coonhound's 'baptism'

    by Steve Playl, posted Wednesday, September 05, 2018 (20 days ago)

    When he was 8 years old, Steve Playl baptized his coonhound. As a young boy, he reflects, "I was more concerned about Red than many church members seem to be about their friends and neighbors and family members." Read More

  • LABOR DAY: Know those who serve

    by Curt Iles, posted Thursday, August 30, 2018 (26 days ago)

    Get to know "every custodian, cafeteria server and maintenance worker on campus," Curt Iles advises students. "It's amazing how many friends you can make if you simply take the time to learn someone's name." Read More

  • Boat captain fishes for men, catches 43

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, August 22, 2018 (one month ago)

    Submitted photo
    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- Like many retirees, you can find James Shepherd, 84, fishing in his boat several days each week. But he's set apart from many other retirees by what he's fishing for.

    When he and a friend bought a pontoon boat four years ago, he sensed the Lord saying, "Why don't you fish for men off this?" So Shepherd made signs that said, "Get in the boat -- Bible study" and "worship on the water." Then he launched a ministry of taking people for rides on the Cumberland River and sharing the Gospel with them.

    Over the past four years, Shepherd's Clarksville, Tenn., ministry has seen 43 people profess faith in Christ as their Lord and Savior. Read More